SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jenna Smith of Scotch Plains won the American Legion - Union County Constitutional Oratorical Competition on January 25, 2020.

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. 

A student at Kent Place School in Summit, Jenna is a member of the Greater Union County of Jack and Jill, and a Debutante for the Emerald and Ivory Cotillion for the Essex County Links. 

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